Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

By Gotham
Posted in Security
On July 12, 2013

July 11, The Register – (International) HP admits to backdoors in storage products. Hewlett-Packard (HP) issued a security advisory after an undocumented administrator account was discovered in its StoreVirtual products. The vulnerability can be remotely exploited to disrupt devices and wipe data. Source:


July 11, Softpedia – (International) Shadowlock ransomware tells victims to complete survey to unlock their PCs. Symantec discovered a piece of ransomware dubbed Trojan.Shadowlock that prompts users to answer survey questions to unlock their computers. The trojan also contains a variety of other functions that are as-yet unused. Source:

July 10, Softpedia – (International) 3 Ukrainians believed to be responsible for Styx exploit kit. A security researcher believes he has identified the individuals behind the recent Styx exploit kit as three individuals from Ukraine. Source:

July 10, The H – (International) Bluebox releases scanner for Android signing hole. Bluebox released an app to scan whether an Android device is vulnerable to a recent Android vulnerability that allows the covert modification of APK files. Source: